The Equities module offers the learner a peek into the vibrant world of the stock market. The module comprises four topics and commences with a review of the financial markets and different types of business ownership. The focus then shifts to shares and the concept of equity ownership. How shares are issued, the markets that shares trade on and different types of shares and equity-related securities are discussed in this module. Deben- tures, stock market indices, index funds and collective investment schemes are also briefly outlined in this module, Finally, the learner is introduced to the equity trade cycle, with all its different stages from order placement through to final share registration.


  • Equity as a Means of Finance
  • Types of Equity Instruments
  • How Equities are Listed Traded – The Equity Trade Cycle